Planning and preparation is the key for carrying out cost effective and highly efficient moves. Moving a home may be daunting task for many people, but imagine the planning and effort which goes in for moving large offices and other commercial buildings. But, it is essential to remember that any big task can be accomplished by breaking them into smaller jobs with realistic targets. A commercial move can be accomplished within a specific budget in a hassle free manner when you draw and adhere to a well-defined plan of action.
Guidelines for a Successful packing tips for moving:
There are certain steps that have to be followed to carry out a successful move and they are listed as follows:
-Assessing the present situation and the needs of the organization
-Making a realistic budget
-Planning and starting the preparations well before the time
-Identifying the requirements and having absolute clarity about the same.
-Proper Communication and line of command
-Choosing the right moving company
-Making the maximum use of the opportunity to clear away the files, securing storage, freeing up valuable space and upgrading
-Packing all the loose items by each and every staff person with the proper labeling of his or her name
-The items such as book case, book shelves, storage cabinets and other lateral files should be properly packed in cartons before the day of the move.
-The cabinets with standard files can be moved as such without being disturbed.
-Save packing material and time by moving the contents of storage areas, libraries and file rooms in the book carts.
-Electrical Items such as computers, printers, scanners and other equipment’s must be disconnected. The cords and wires must be wrapped and labeled properly for easy identification in the future.
-The cost of moving can be reduced significantly by deciding the exact floor plan, so that the moved items can be placed in the proper places in the new location.
-Seal the packed boxes with proper tapes even if you have folded the flaps, this ensures the safety of the contents packed inside.
-Avoid packing the boxes with excessive contents or until it’s too full, a new carton can be used instead.
-Mark the equipment’s which requires special handling and inform the movers beforehand by giving them proper instructions.
-Personal Items of the employees must be packed and moved by them at their own risk.
-Desks should be prepared for the move by removing all the items from the desk; this is because they may be turned when they are moved to fit the doorways.
-The pictures, posters and other framed items must be taken and packed in cartons.
-Labeling all the items according to the specific room or place is very useful in the identification and the proper placement of the item in the new place. Hence it is essential that all items which are moved should be labeled.
-Be sure to discard the unnecessary items moving them to the new place will cause an increase in the cost of the move.